The 19th March marks the 13th anniversary of my old comrade Charlie Ronayne (Midleton Co. Cork), who died in 2004.
Charlie and I first met as we went together with others, across the Border on 11th December 1956 to fight the forces of occupation in the Six North Eastern Counties of Ireland.
18 Cork IRA Volunteers went on active service the following night, 12th December 1956. The attached photo was taken at Easter 1960 in Trafalgar Square, London. All 6 in the photo were Irish Republicans. In 1962, Charlie was best-man at my wedding. In later years, Charlie was a Town Councillor representing Sinn Fein on Midleton Town Council. He was re-elected several times. We remained the best of comrades all through the remainder of his life. Ní beidh a leitéid ann arís.
With many thanks to: Jim Lane, Ann Connolly.
14:30 until 17:30
Clonmult Martyrs Commemoration CommitteeClonmult Martyrs Commemoration Committee, members of Republican Sinn Fein Poblachtach, relatives and friends met recently in Midletonto organise the 91st Annual Commemoration for Sunday 19th February 2012 at Midleton.Assembly w…ill be at 2:30pm at the Court House, Main Street, Midleton and will proceed to the Churchyard at Saint John the BaptistChurch where a wreath will be laid on the grave of Volunteer Deasy.The Commemoration will then proceed to the Church of the Holy Rosary where wreaths will be laid on behalf of the relatives, on the Republican Plot, followed by a decade of the Rosary, a lament by a lone piper and an Orationby Mary Ward.All are Welcome.Runai – Clonmult Martyrs Commemoration Committee.
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